The Bachelor in Architecture from IE University leads the “Hidden Gems in Global architecture Education” category in the recent ranking from Design Intelligence magazine. This US ranking is the most prestigious regarding Architecture and Design Schools. 

In the 11th edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools published at the beginning of November, Design Intelligence decided for the first time to consider foreign schools and to reward the ones that are pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and global commitment.  

IE University and its School of Architecture are in good company in this new ranking category, followed by prestigious institutions such as Tongji University (Shanghai), Cambridge University (UK), the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). 

“To be recognized in this way by such a notable publication is a reward and a source of great motivation for us,” said Javier Quintana, Head of the School of Architecture of IE University, and he adds “it is a step ahead for the internationalization and the global commitment of ours programs.” 

After only three years, IE School of Architecture managed to break into the international scene with its Bachelor and Master Degrees thanks to the global perspective of the institution and its pioneer programs in Spain, such as the Summer School co-organized with the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.

About the ranking:
DesignIntelligence is the Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report on the future, delivering original research, insightful commentary, and instructive best practices. Design leaders rely on DesignIntelligence to deliver insight about emerging trends and management practices, allowing them to make their organization a better managed, more financially successful enterprise. 

Every fall since 1999, DesignIntelligence publish rankings of the best architecture schools in the US and this fall 2010 for first time they have included a new section called “influential and under-celebrated” where was features IE University has hidden gem along with other non-US schools.